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Vow to battle housing
12:00pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A PLAN for 1,000 homes has been submitted south of a historic “green buffer” path to the south of Banbury.
Gallagher Estates wants to put the homes with offices, shops and a new primary school south of Salt Way, off Bloxham Road.
It says the scheme will help meet a shortage of housing after other major estate plans stalled.
But campaigners said the move will unacceptably extend Banbury.
Another developer has already bid to put 145 homes next to the site and an appeal to decide its fate will continue next month.
Gallagher has applied for planning permission from Cherwell District Council.
Banbury Civic Society chairman Rob Kinchin-Smith pledged to fight the plan, adding: “Salt Way should be the edge of Banbury, period. There are better places to build than this.”
The plan would include 30 per cent affordable housing, leisure facilities, a public square, open spaces and sports pitches.
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